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quackery

 [kwak´er-e]
the practice or methods of a quack.

char·la·tan·ism

(shar'lă-tan-izm),
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.
Synonym(s): quackery

quackery

/quack·ery/ (kwak´er-e) the practice or methods of a quack.
False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health—e.g., 'snake oil' remedies; deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease

quackery

Bogus therapy Health fraud False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition–eg, 'snake oil' remedies, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health; eliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease. See AIDS fraud, AIDS quackery, Health fraud, Pseudovitamin, 'Snake oil' remedy, Unproven methods of cancer management. Cf Alternative medicine, Fraud.

char·la·tan·ism

(shahr'lă-tăn-izm)
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.

quackery

the practice or methods of a quack.
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Zachry said that much of medical fraud crime in the comp arena can be traced to the use of medical liens, which are often received months after the underlying case was concluded.
For example, the Illinois Medical Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) found that incentive payments to physicians were common in HMOs, with practitioners receiving a portion of the funds that had not been used for hospital stays or for surgery (National Association of MFCU, 1993).
Proponents of managed care claim it will eliminate powerful incentives for fraud by replacing the fee-for-service system with flat-rate payments, but not one investigator contacted by Mother Jones expects managed care to eradicate medical fraud.
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Increasingly, assistance in fighting medical fraud can be found in the offices of state health departments.
Tony Soprano gets a big taste from bookmaking or racketeering but only a little taste from medical fraud.
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